Step-by-step DIY video tutorial that guides you through every step of the mushroom cultivation process—from which supplies you'll need to harvesting your fungi.
Support from mycology experts on the DoubleBlind team to help make the preparation and cultivation process as seamless as possible.
A written companion to the video course, to answer additional questions for maximum clarity and education.
A guide to mushroom legality. Keep in mind that while jurisdictions like Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Denver have decriminalized entheogenic mushrooms, psilocybin remains illegal on the federal level.
A guide to answer other Frequently Asked Questions.
Learn to set up your own DIY mushroom grow at home. With insight from experienced cultivators, you can use this methodology for a variety of medicinal fungi. Growing your own mushrooms only takes about 9 weeks, from prep to harvest, and we'll be holding your hand the whole way through. Follow along with these easy-to-digest tutorial videos, and written companions, and you'll be sprouting spores in no time.
All the proceeds from this course go directly back to funding DoubleBlind's psychedelic journalism
7 video lessons
Legality & FAQ guide
Live access to experts
A private forum of more than 700 growers!
No Experience Required
This course was created for novice mushroom cultivators with little to no experience. It's simple and easy to follow along!
From prep to harvest, the whole process takes about nine weeks.
Once you have the setup, you can use it forever, to grow an infinite supply of mushrooms for your friends and family. All the supplies cost less than $100.
Not Much Space Needed
You don't need extra space—in fact, a space the size of a litter box should be enough room.
By taking this course, you’ll get exclusive access to DoubleBlind’s team of mycology experts. We’re going to have a lot of fun together.
Take Your Health Into Your Hands
Learning to grow your own food or medicine is a rewarding exercise in self-sufficiency.
Join the Grow Your Own Movement
There’s a movement on the rise. People are taking control of their wellness. Join us and become a part of it.
Support Psychedelic Reform
The proceeds from this course go directly back to funding DoubleBlind’s journalism, to help us pay the writers, photographers, and artists who put our magazine together.
Episode 1: Vocabulary
You'll get a vocab lesson in all the terms you'll need to know to be fluent in growing your own fungi.
Episode 2: Spores and Supplies
In this episode, we outline the supplies you'll need for inoculation.
Episode 3: Inoculation, Colonization, and Storage
Here you'll learn how to "plant" your spores, or inoculate your substrate—the first step in the mushroom cultivation process.
Episode 4: Building Your Grow Environment
During this episode we show you how to make your bulk substrate for your fruiting chamber (a.k.a. terrarium or monotub).
Episode 5: Hydration, Colonizing the Substrate, and Maintenance
In this episode, we show you how to finish setting up your fruiting chamber by transferring your colonized mycelium from the instant rice bags into the terrarium.
Episode 6: Fruiting
You'll learn what to expect when your mushrooms begin to fruit. We also describe some common possible contaminants to look out for.
Episode 7: Harvesting
In the final episode, we harvest our mushrooms and dry them.
Buying (and saving money on) supplies
Scheduling your cultivation process, from planting spores to harvesting your mushrooms
Preparing the cultivation environment
"The absolute simplest and most affordable tek"
"Innovative new methods"
"A Healthier Alternative"
"Digital age of the psychedelic revolution"
"I recommend this course to anyone even slightly interested in mycology."
How do I access the materials for the course?
Once you buy the course, we’ll take you on a journey, from buying your supplies to harvesting your spores. All the materials can be accessed with a username and log-in through our website. There’s seven episodes and accompanying PDFs to make it easy for you to follow along.
When does the course begin?
The course opens on July 7th, but you can start it anytime between then and September 7, and move along at your own pace. If you buy it before July 7th, you’ll get 50% off.
What happens when I complete an episode? Can I watch it again?
Yes, you can watch each episode as many times as you'd like.
Can I skip ahead in episodes?
You can follow along module by module or skip ahead, if you like.
What if the course is too difficult?
Once you subscribe, you will have access to a community of experts who will be available to personally answer your questions.
How do I get the supplies for the course? Do you help people get spores?
Once you sign up for the course, we email you a list of supplies. Most of the items you can purchase in your local gardening store. We also provide a website for spores.
Can I take the course if I live outside of the U.S.?
Yes, we've had people from all over the world take the course! Our mushroom community is very global.
When does the course end? Will the course materials be available forever?
The live support is available for seven weeks after you purchase the course. The video episodes, written companion, and recordings of the lives with our mycologists will be available to you forever.
Still have questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org